Edinburgh Evening News by Dale Miller
TRADERS have hit out at the growing number of markets being held on Castle Street – claiming they are driving their customers away.
Fed-up traders claim in the last three months alone there have been nearly 50 markets on the street selling everything from dried fruit to craft goods.
But stores say they are losing up to £2000 a week as customers give them a wide berth on market days.
Store owners also claim rubbish left by the markets is making the street “unsightly”.
Sandro Del Greco, owner of Castle Street business Castello Coffee, said: “Many of us have got outside seating areas and to sit and have a coffee and look at dirty old tents is not particularly attractive.
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